11.17.2012

Why HIATVS Loves Performing Rock-n-Roll House Concerts

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My band HIATVS pretty much only plays ROCK-N-ROLL HOUSE CONCERTS. We will occasionally play a public venue if it is a really worthy cause. But house concerts are where it is at for us.

On paper, you know all the "official" reasons. Free food and beer, consequence free environment, comfy chairs and friendly people, clean bathrooms, dates and times of our own convenience, and great music.

But there is one reason we love playing house concerts that trumps them all. And tonight, you are going to find out what it is...

So be there.

6 to 10 PM in Madison WI. Bring a little something to share.

MAP

11.10.2012

A Stupidly Clever Way to Support HIATVS This Holiday Season

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What's up?

The holidays are nigh upon us. HAPPY HOLIDAZE!

We will be celebrating them all at once on Saturday 11/17, when we throw our ROCK-N-ROLL (HOLIDAY) HOUSE CONCERT, as many of you already know.

We thank you for supporting the house concert music model, even if you only did so in spirit, but especially if you contributed to the awesome vision. You are awesome! House concerts are where it is at for live music and ours are the best (and for now, the only ones around here) house concerts.

There's another stupidly clever and easy way to support our rocking mission and vision.

I posted a link to GUPPY EFFECT's holiday cult classic rock single "Gingerbread (Zombie) Army" over there, upper right, as you can plainly see.

But I'm not asking you to download it or do really anything at all. I mean, you can. It's a clever good song. But that's not why it's there.

All I want you to do is click on the GINGERBREAD (ZOMBIE) ARMY thumbnail over there.

That's it.

Because in full disclosure, it helps support this blog and all the musical endeavors we undertake, albeit only a tiny tiny bit, but at no cost to you.

When you click that link, it will just stick a temporary 72 hour totally benign cookie on your computer (from Amazon...they put cookies on your computer all the time, and you don't even know it...they mean us no harm...they just want us to buy stuff!), and if you should happen to buy anything at all at Amazon in that time window, Amazon will credit us (specifically, Manwich, the brains of the operation) a small kickback (like 4% or something).

It's a percentage of their profit margin, not an extra cost to your already skyrocketing holiday shopping bill.

It ain't much. But it's free and effortless (for you). It would be totally uncool if it wasn't.

But this way is totally cool, because unbeknownst to you (although, now 'knownst, since I am telling you), Amazon pays us for the favor of sending them traffic (you). It's totally passive and is just a way for Amazon to thank us for sending people to their site to buy stuff.

Isn't that stupidly clever?

I mean, Christmas is coming. Some of you are undoubtedly going to buy stuff from Amazon, because its quick and easy and mostly because it avoids the malls and all the heinous and disgusting people who are roaming there.

So why not help out awesome rock-n-roll while doing what you would be doing anyway?

Just click the thumbnail there, and then close whatever new web browser window pops up (It'll be AMAZON, trust me). Then totally forget about it.

That's it!

2 clicks of the mouse (maybe 2 seconds of your life, depending on how fast your Internet connection is) and HIATVS' rock-n-roll gets supported by THE MAN. It doesn't get any better than that (certainly not until after the New Year).

With the holidays fast approaching, chances are you will end up inadvertently buying something on Amazon within the next three days, and in so doing you passively support our musical and creative activities with your blind consumerism.

When it happens, you won't even think about it. Technology does the rest.

In fact, if you are planning to shop at Amazon any time this holiday season, stop by this site first (bookmark it), and click the thumbnail.

And like I said, if you want to download GUPPY EFFECT's rock-n-roll holiday anthem GINGERBREAD (ZOMBIE) ARMY, all the better. It is good for a $0.99 cent laugh.

Manwich

11.01.2012

We Made it! There Will Be RAWK on 11/17!

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Friends,

Thanks to your love and support, we made our goal for the HIATVS ROCK-N-ROLL HOUSE CONCERT on Saturday 11/17/12.

This is an emotional and heartfelt THANK YOU!

We always knew you would come through for us when the chips are down. Just as we always come through for you with our theatrical house concert rock-n-roll that kicks you in the face.

It's going to be an awesome time on 11/17/12.

Good beer, tasty food, comfy seats, clean bathrooms, and a bunch of really cool people you will love partying with to our quality rock-n-roll in an intimate house concert setting.

If by some chance you missed the RSVP window to donate to the house concert by Rocktober 31 (a very apropos date), you can still come to the house concert.

Just RSVP via E-Mail and when you come to the party, bring one of the following:

1. Beer to share
2. Food to share
3. $5 for the fund (there will already be lots of food and beer)

But do RSVP and tell us what you are bringing, so we know you are coming and can plan around it.

We love you.

HIATVS